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Pentre Mawr Country House - Joanne & Nick

Back with Bre, Graham and the team at Pentre Mawr Country House for this wedding. It's always an honour. Today I was to capture Joanne & Nick's special day with their loved ones. It was a beautiful warm spring morning. Perfect photography conditions for an outdoor wedding. The morning began at the Bridal cottage to photograph the wedding preparation. Nick and the groomsmen were getting ready in the country house nearby.

This is one of my fave pics of the year (above) so far. It makes me smile every time :-) Just before the ceremony, there was time for some group shots with the groomsmen before they took there place, ready for the ceremony. Meanwhile, the bridesmaids got to see Joanne in her dress with make up and hair styled for the first time. Now to get married!

The celebrations and drinks reception could now commence. Congratulations to Joanne & Nick - officially married. But first a quick confetti photo shoot followed by the big group shot, where I have to scale a roof (it's not as dangerous as it sounds).

There are so many places to photograph couples at Pentre Mawr. Beautiful landscapes, gardens, flowers, textures, architecture... all the good things that make good backdrops. I always try to utilise as many of these backdrops as I can throughout the day, for variety.

Meanwhile, back at the drinks reception, guests were enjoying themselves, the reception marquee's final touches were completed and an almighty grazing platter had been intricately prepared.